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"The companion book to "Liberty and Tyranny." . . . Levin's analysis is deadly to liberalism. . . . "Ameritopia" is historical X-ray vision in book form."

--Jeffrey Lord, "The American Spectator"

"A must-read for Americans of all political persuasions. . . . An honest discussion of the dangers presently facing our country. . . . Levin does a fantastic job."

--Jedediah Bila, "Newsmax"

"That Levin wrote this book now demonstrates not only his passion for the United States, but his awareness that he is a statesman defending natural law at a pivotal moment in human history. . . . Mark Levin [does] the lion's share of our shouting--eloquently--with "Ameritopia"."

--"PJ Media"

"Mark Levin has a unique ability to take complex subjects and boil them down to their essentials."

--Erick Erickson, "Red State"

About the Author

Mark R. Levin is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Plunder and Deceit, Liberty and Tyranny, Ameritopia, and The Liberty Amendments. He is a nationally syndicated talk-radio host and president of the Landmark Legal Foundation. Visit MarkLevinShow.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Threshold Editions; Reprint edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439173273
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439173275
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,371 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Paul Tognetti TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 25, 2012
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Take a look around at the sad state of our nation. In the 100 years since the self-proclaimed "progessive" Woodrow Wilson was President of these United States Americans have slowly but surely been ceding their rights and liberties to the state. The "masterminds" in our government, those who are so cock-sure that they know what is best for the rest of us, have been systemically consolidating their power and building a mammoth bureaucracy designed to control nearly every aspect of our lives. Then in 2008 the American people elected Barack Obama who promised to "fundamentally change America". Obama has taken the "statist" agenda to a whole new level and most Americans have become increasingly alarmed at the direction this country is headed in. The battle lines have been drawn and the 2012 election will no doubt prove pivotal in the ultimate direction our nation will take. Those of us who favor the traditional American values of hard work, freedom of speech and free enterprise are going to have to articulate our case in the best possible way to a wider audience of our fellow Americans in order to win the day. Lawyer, author and syndicated radio talk show host Mark R. Levin has given us all a huge assist in this regard with the release of his powerful new book "Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America". Drawing on the writings of the great philosophers on both ends of the political spectrum Levin provides his readers with a plethora of devastating arguments against the direction Obama and the progressives in both political parties are taking this nation. It is a truly compelling read!Read more ›
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By Polokfla on January 18, 2012
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Once again, through very researched detail and very precise wording, Mr. Levin gives us all a very ominous warning about what type of government growth we are careening towards and to what extent our personal liberties will necessarily be lost to that end. The book seems to be condensed to the point where re-reading usually brings out even more points to consider.
If you love what our country has always stood for and honestly want our Democratic-Republic to endure-this is a must read.
And very hard to argue with, hence the ratings attack by the lefists in this review section. It is their modus to simply slime something that they can not logically argue with.
Read and enjoy, then let it stew a week or so then re-read. You're bound to miss something the 1st time.
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If there is one statement that defines Mark R. Levin's work, it is that America's success is based in liberty and that we must not allow ourselves to fall into tyranny. Of course, no one supports tyranny blatantly and so defending liberty is thought to be easy. But the people who support tyranny don't always do so blatantly. In this book, Levin shows how people throughout the ages have supported tyranny through an ideology called utopianism, and thus ushered in tyranny through "intellectual bankruptcy and dishonesty."

In the first part of AMERITOPIA, Levin examines the work of four historical figures, Plato, Thomas More, Hobbes, and Marx. In this treatment, Levin shows how each one promoted what was considered an ideal society and how each one of these ideals is no more than tyranny. In each case, the ideal society contains a highly centralized government which controls the masses through various means--persuasion, deceit, coercion, eugenics, euthanasia--and therefore tears apart the family, community, and faith.

In the second part, Levin counters this with a survey of three thinkers that helped introduce liberty to the Western mindset and establish what he calls Americanism--John Locke, Charles de Montesquieu, and Alexis de Tocqueville. Levin shows how each one viewed human beings as autonomous individuals with God-given abilities and rights. With lawyerly precision, Levin details the many examples of how both Locke and Montesquieu influenced the founders of the United States and how Tocqueville spread Americanism to the European culture of the 19th century.
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Great book, but keep the dictionary and encyclopedia nearby. Mark assumes a very high reading level. So novices beware. Should be required reading for all high school and college students.
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Levin has weaved a thought process through the ages of philosophers' writings and demonstrated how these have influenced the various political forces that exist today. He shows how the progressives have been systematically embedding their philosophy in the nations leadership in ways that move control of activities to a centralized government and continually denegrating individual independence and self reliance.
This book is a must read and can provide insights into the issues facing America today. It requires thoughtful reading as it reviews philosophical thought that shaped civilization. Levin clearly shows the impact of government over-reaching and impacting each citizen's life with a plethora of regulations that significantly inhibit individual freedoms and those very things that made the USA an exceptional nation. He shows how the tyrannical activity can creep into a society and destroy it from within.
The logic and arguments are exceptional and should be must reading by all thoughtful people.
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